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Sodium Bicarbonate, 200 grams #016-691
Sodium Bicarbonate, 200 grams
Chemical Name:
Sodium Carbonate
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
Soda Ash

Detailed Product Description:


White, crystalline powder, odorless, alkaline taste.  Soluble in


water and glycerol.  Insoluble in alcohol.  Non combustible.




Product Grade & Purity:


This is ACS Reagent Grade, minimum 99.5% purity






Sodium carbonate (also known as washing soda or soda ash), is


a sodium salt of carbonic acid.  It has a cooling alkaline taste, and


can be extracted from the ashes of many plants.  It is synthetically


produced in large quantities from table salt in a process known as


the Solvay process.






The most important use for sodium carbonate is in the chemical


make-up of glass.  When heated at very high temperatures, combined


with sand (SiO2) and calcium carbonate (CaCO3), and cooled very


rapidly, glass is produced.




Sodium carbonate is also used as a relatively strong base.  For example,


it is used as a pH regulator to maintain stable alkaline conditions


necessary for the action of the majority of developing agents.  It is


a common additive in municipal pools used to neutralize the acidic


effects of chlorine and raise pH.




In domestic use, it is used as a water softener.  It competes with the


magnesium and calcium ions in hard water and prevents them from


bonding with the detergent being used.  Without using washing soda,


additional detergent is needed to soak up the magnesium and calcium


ions.  Called Washing Soda or Sal Soda in the detergent section of


stores, it effectively removes oil, grease, and alcohol stains.  Sodium


carbonate is also used as a de-scaling agent in boilers such as found in


coffee pots, espresso machines, etc.



Sodium carbonate may be used for safely cleaning silver.  Aluminum foil


is added to a glass or ceramic container, and covered with hot water and


some sodium carbonate.  Silver items are dipped into this "bath" to clean


them, making sure the silver makes contact with the aluminum foil.  Finally,


the silver is rinsed in water and allowed to dry.






Inhalation of dust may cause irritation.  Slightly toxic by


ingestion.  May cause severe irritation to eyes.




Download, read and understand the MSDS and the hazards


and precautions involved with handling this substance.




Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)






Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml sized wide-mouth


HDPE Nalgene laboratory quality bottle. 


























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